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Prajnesh seeded fourth at Bengaluru Open, to clash with Nedelko

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

In-form Prajnesh Gunneswaran was on Saturday seeded fourth at the USD 150,000 Bengaluru Open, where he will open his campaign against Russia's

The left-handed is ranked 141st while Nedelko is ranked 123 places below him.

of Moldova, who is ranked No. 100, will be the top seed and will clash with a

In an interesting first round contest, the finalists of the previous edition, defending champion and seventh seed will clash against each other in their tournament-opener.

Nagal, who has been struggling for good results this season, has been awarded a wild card by the organisers.

Argentinian who is ranked 121st is seeded second while of is seeded third.

Australian has is seeded fifth while Quentin Halys of is seeded sixth. Flip Peliwo of is the last seed at No.8.

The other Indian players to get a direct through wild cards and will face off with each other in their first round.

Suraj Prabodh faces sixth seed Quentin Halys.

Meanwhile, as many as five Indians including national champion Siddharth Vishwakarma, nationals runner-up Arjun Kadhe, Ranjeet Murugesan, and advanced to the second round of the qualifying event.

Khumoyun Sultanov of created a flutter when he stunned the second seed of Britain in straight sets 6-3 7-5 to move into the second round.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 20:35 IST